Skagafjörður Information

Offices of town hall

The offices of town hall are located at Skagfirðingabraut 17-21 in Sauðárkrókur.

Opening hours 10:00 am - 12:00 am and 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm on weekdays.

Tel: (+354) 455 6000

Email: skagafjordur@skagafjordur.is

 

Social Services of Skagafjörður

Operates in accordance to government laws and regulations.

The Social services office is located at the town hall, located at

Skagfirðingabraut 17-21 in Sauðárkrókur. Please call or stop by to make an appointment.

Tel: (+354) 455 6000

Email: skagafjordur@skagafjordur.is

 

Department of Family service

Handles all matters of school, recreation and sport as well as leisure in Skagafjörður.

The office is located at the town hall.

Tel: (+354) 455 6000

Email: skagafjordur@skagafjordur.is

 

Environmental and Technical Department

The Environmental and Technical Department oversees and regulates all building, planning and zoning codes in Skagafjörður. A permit is required for any type of construction and alteration of buildings.

The office is located at the town hall.

Tel: (+354) 455 6000

Email: skagafjordur@skagafjordur.is

 

Public water and electrical authority ( Skagafjarðarveitur )

Skagafjörður´s water/electricity company oversees all water/electrical operations in the municipal; waterworks, heating utility, and sewerage system.

Tel: (+354) 455 6200

Email: skv@skv.is

 

Schools - There are four grammar/elementary schools in the municipal of Skagafjörður

 
Árskóli in Sauðárkrókur

Headmaster: Mr. Óskar G. Björnsson, oskargb@arskoli.is

Tel: (+354) 455 1100

Email: arskoli@arskoli.is

Web: http://www.arskoli.is

 

Varmahlíðarskóli in Varmahlíð

Headmaster: Mr. Trostan Agnarsson, trostan@varmahlidarskoli.is

Tel: (+354) 455 6020

Email: varmahlidarskoli@varmahlidarskoli.is

Web: http://www.varmahlidarskoli.is

 

Grunnskólinn austan Vatna in Hofsós and Hólar

Headmaster: Mr. Jóhann Bjarnason, johann@gsh.is

Tel: Hofsós (+354) 453 7344 / Hólar í Hjaltadal (+354) 453 6600

Email: gsh@gsh.is

Web: http://www.gsh.is

 

There are three pre-schools/kindergartens operated by the municipal of Skagafjörður:

Ársalir in Sauðárkrókur

Tel: (+354) 455 6090

Email: arsalir@arsalir.is

Web: http://arsalir.leikskolinn.is

 

Birkilundur in Varmahlíð

Tel: (+354) 453 8215

Email: birkilundur@skagafjordur.is

Web: http://birkilundur.skagafjordur.is/

 

Tröllaborg in Hofsós and Hólar

Tel: (+354) 453 7333, (+354) 453 5760

Email: trollaborg@skagafjordur.is

Web: http://trollaborg.skagafjordur.is

 

Other schools

Fjölbrautarskóli Norðurlands Vestra / High school

Headmaster: Ms. Ingileif Oddsdóttir, ingileif@fnv.is

Tel: (+354) 455 8000 Fax: (+354) 455 8099

Email: fnv@fnv.is

Web: http://www.fnv.is/

 

Háskólinn á Hólum / Hólar University College

Tel: (+354) 455 6300

Email: holaskoli@holar.is

Web: https://www.holar.is/en

 

Farskólinn

Tel: (+354) 455 6010 / (+354) 455 6011 Fax: (+354) 455 6019

Email: farskolinn@farskolinn.is

Web: http://farskolinn.is/

 

Tónlistarskóli Skagafjarðar / Skagafjörður´s music school

Tel: (+354) 453 5790

Email: tons@skagafjordur.is

 

Leisure Center / Hús frítimans ( The House of sparetime )

The Leisure Center operates mainly during the "school year", from the beginning of September till the middle of May. The leisure center offers a variety of after school programs for kids 9-16 years old, as well for senior citizens and many other groups.

Tel: (+354) 455 6109

Email: husfritimans1@skagafjordur.is

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Sanitation - Waste Management

Residents of Skagafjörður Municipality are expected to sort all household waste as all waste within the municipal of Skagafjörður is recycled. It is important go get familiarized how to sort waste. 

How to recycle waste - What goes where?

The company Flokka handles all waste for Skagafjörður. All larger amounts of waste must be taken to Flokka, Borgarteigur 12, Sauðárkrókur or to Farga, located near Varmahlíð, on road 752.

Tel: (+354) 453 5000

Email: flokka@flokka.is

 

Skagafjörður sport/recreation centers

Sauðárkrókur

Provides a 25m swimming pool, hot tubs, sauna, outdoor soccer fields and a indoor sport hall.

Tel: (+354) 453 5226

Email: sundlaug@skagafjordur.is

The sports center serves a variety of sports and local teams that have access to the facilities as well as local groups and individuals.

Varmahlíð

Provides a 25m swimming pool, hot tubs, slides, sauna and a indoor sport hall.

Tel: (+354) 453 8824

Email: sundlaug@varmahlidarskoli.is

 

Hofsós

Provides a 25m swimming pool and a hot tub.

Tel: (+354) 455 6070

Email: sundhofsos@skagafjordur.is

 

Sólgarðar

Provides a 16m swimming pool and a hot tub.

Tel: (+354) 848 0758

 

Golf

There is one golf course, Hlíðarendi, located at Sauðárkrókur, Golfklúbbur GSS. The course is open to the public but tee times need to be scheduled.

By clicking this link you get a list of sportsclubs in Skagafjörður:

http://www.skagafjordur.is/is/thjonusta/ithrottir-og-fristundastarf/ithrottafelog-i-skagafirdi

By clicking this link you get a list of sport centers in Skagafjörður:

http://www.skagafjordur.is/is/thjonusta/ithrottir-og-fristundastarf/ithrottamannvirki

 

Scouts

Eilífsbúar

Tel: (+354) 453 6350

Email: eilifsbuar@orginalinn.is

 

Other service

Health Care / hospital

Tel: (+354) 432 4200

Email: hskrokur@hskrokur.is

Web: https://www.hsn.is/

 

Skagafjörður Public Library

The library is open all year round.

Tel: (+354) 455 6050

Email: bokasafn@skagafjordur.is

Web: http://heradsbokasafn.skagafjordur.is/

Opening hours:

Monday - Friday 11 pm-18 pm

 

Public transportation

Greater Reykjavik Transport (Strætó BS) operates public transportation in Skagafjörður. Route 57 stops at two places in Skagafjörður, Sauðárkrókur and Varmahlíð.

 

Police department

For emergencies call 112

Tel: (+354) 455 3366 (for non emergencies)

 

Fire department

For emergencies call 112

Fire chief: Mr. Svavar Atli Birgisson, svavaratli@skagafjordur.is

Tel: (+354) 453 5425 (for non emergencies)

Email: brunavarnir@skagafjordur.is